Reynolds honored by police
Dr. Brooks E. Reynolds, former pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel, has been promoted to rank of major with the Delaware State Police. He was given the title of chaplain emeritus.
At a ceremony at the dedication of the new state police museum on May 10, Reynolds received a plaque and honorarium from Col. L.A. Chaffinch, superintendent, Delaware State Police. Capt. Charles E. Hughes, retired, spoke about Reynolds.
Reynolds was the first Delaware State Police chaplain and had never missed an opening prayer in his 20 years of service.
The Delaware State Police Museum includes a memorial garden and amphitheater. The celebration was attended by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner and other dignitaries.
“Eighty years ago the state police was comprised of a cadre of less than a dozen men,” Minner said. “Patrol work was done on motorcycles regardless of the weather conditions. Today we have a force of approximately 600 persons with up-to-date vehicles and the latest technology. Delaware State Police offer more services to the inhabitants of our state than any other like organization in any state in the nation.
“The museum is dedicated to all the past, present and future Delaware state troopers, and to those who have paid the supreme sacrifice to protect our citizens and make Delaware a better place.”
Admission to the museum is free.
Bruce Farrelly, Don Phillips and William Sommers also attended the ceremony.
Asbury to hold hymn sing
Asbury United Methodist Church, US 9, near Hardscrabble, will host a hymn sing Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m. Music will be provided by the Sounds of Joy Trio and Old Time Gospel Singers. Jeff Lecates of Milton will speak.
A meal will be served following the hymn sing.
Hip-hop for the soul
D’Flock, a gospel hip-hop rap group from Lewes, and Myk & Leda, Dover, will present Hip Hop For the Soul at River of Life Christian Center, 17 West Market St., Greenwood, Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m. For more information call the church office at 349-9420.
Ninety & Nine to meet
The next Ninety & Nine dinner meeting will be Monday, June 9, 6:30 p.m. at the Seaford Golf & Country Club.
The Ninety & Nine is a ministry which was formed in 1984 by a group of women who care about the needs of others. There are no membership dues and all women are welcome.
Guest speakers and singers will be Judy and Richard Sheriff of Seaford. Judy Sheriff has a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in Christian counseling. Her husband has a master’s and a doctorate degree in Christian counseling.
Judy Sheriff is the founder of “You’re Not Alone Ministries,” a counseling and support ministry for people who are suffering a loss.
She has also written a book, “Living on Faith and Baked Potatoes.”
Reservations must be made by June 4. For details, call Joyce Thomas, 629-2248, Mildred Fager, 629-7228, or Arvalene Moore, 875-4387.
Council to hold breakfast
The 26th annual prayer breakfast sponsored by the Sussex County Council will be Monday, June 9.
The breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m. at the William Carter Partnership building, Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown.
This year’s speaker is William (Buddy) W. Farris Jr., Chief of Police, Dayton, Va. He is an award-winning 24-year veteran of law enforcement, as well as a world-class athlete.
He has shared his personal testimony, “Shadow of Death,” with more than 1,500 schools, universities, and churches throughout the United States, Jamaica and Romania.
Tickets, which cost $12, are available at the county council office during normal working hours or by contacting Carol Lewis at 855-7801.
Church to host spring fest
Church of God of Prophecy, U.S. 13 north of Delmar, will hold a spring festival Saturday, June 7, beginning at 9 a.m.
Food available will include oyster, soft crab, crab cake and chicken salad sandwiches, cheesesteak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade ice cream and baked goods. There also will be a yard sale.